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Copenhagen named among most liveable cities in the world

Danish capital retains top 10 ranking in 2019 Global Liveability Index

You’re living good if you see this skyline every morning (photo: Pixabay)
September 4th, 2019 9:58 am| by Christian W

According to the freshly-published 2019 Global Liveability Index, Copenhagen remains one of the most liveable cities in the world.

The index, published annually by Economist Intelligence Unit, ranked Copenhagen ninth overall for the second year running and one of only two European cities in the top 10.

Copenhagen scored 96.8 out of 100 thanks to top scores (100) in Infrastructure and Education, while the city also achieved high scores (over 95) in the other categories: Stability, Healthcare and Culture & Environment.

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Vienna the victors
Vienna was again top of the index, followed by Melbourne, Sydney, Osaka and Calgary, while Vancouver, Toronto, Tokyo, Copenhagen and Adelaide rounded out the top 10.

Damascus had the unfortunate honour of ranking last in the index, preceded by Lagos, Dhaka, Tripoli and Karachi.

“Overall, our index remains dominated by medium-sized cities in wealthy countries. These cities have well-funded public healthcare systems, compulsory and high-quality education, and functional road and rail infrastructure. The provision of these services is assisted by the presence of fully democratic electoral systems and generally low levels of corruption,” the report found.

Download the 2019 Global Liveability Index here (in English).

The news comes on the heels of Copenhagen being ranked as one of the safest cities in the world recently.